She is Empowered - A Collection of Stories of Empowering Women from Around the World Book Synopsis
I am obsessed with other peoples stories. The journey, the overcome obstacle, the triumph of adversity. There is such a beauty in success over struggle and creating a life of joy, inspiration and on your terms, that I knew this type of book was what I needed to create and these women are what the world needs to truly understand the power in their empowerment!
Sure, this isn't the first book of its kind, there have been many featuring some truly brilliant women from all walks of life, living extraordinary lives whose stories are truly inspiring. I have purchased a few in my time. However I would always feel like I couldn't totally connect with some of the women in those books as the narrative it was written in just didn't speak to me or my experiences as a woman. So I decided to dig deep and call upon the women that I am surrounded by, who inspire me, encourage me and amaze me daily with their strength and ambition and drive and passion for life. These are their stories, of triumph over adversity, of turning a simple idea into a burgeoning business success story, of turning a house into a castle , these are their stories that I believe will speak to and reach all women on so many levels.
Their stories are raw, honest, endearing and at times painful as they share truths and memories of moments long past but never forgotten. Moments of realisation, acceptance, release, forgiveness and above all else moments of self love, pride and acknowledgement of owning the women they have become and striding through life no matter what is thrown their way.
These women, like myself are from all walks of life, celebrating unique cultures and traditions from their families and bringing it all to culminate in the one major unifying similarity that bonds us all together. We have all called and for some, still call Australia home. Some have returned back to their ancestral home lands, others succumbing to wanderlust and traveling the world and for the most part a large majority of us, our feet and hearts are still firmly planted in this sunburnt country. That for the most part is such a beautiful and cultural melting pot, but it still has a ways to go in truly wearing its multicultural cape with pride. This book was created to shine a light on the varying and important narratives that so many women have and should be able to share on platforms such as this, and it is my absolute privilege to be able to create a book that houses these stories of love, acceptance and feminine power from these everyday warrior queens.
The dictionary definition of empowerment means the process of becoming stronger and more confident, especially in controlling one's life and claiming one's rights. The female definition can be defined to promote a woman's sense of self-worth, their ability to determine their own choices, and their right to influence social change for themselves and others. My hope for this book and the amazing women who shaped its narrative is just that, to continue to grow stronger and more confident in life's ever changing tapestry and for those who read it find beauty in your own truth and never be afraid to walk in your authenticity no matter what adversity or struggle you feel binds you ….. You are empowering and your story matters!
This book is an homage to the empowered woman. To the stories that are yet to be told. To the women who are waiting to be heard. To the women brave enough to share a piece of their souls in the hope it serves as inspiration to others…… This book offers a collection of stories, feelings, truths and triumphs from the entrepreneurs, survivors, career women, mothers, friends and Queens I have been blessed to know. This book is about Her. This book is You!
About the Author:
Maxine Johns is a South African born writer/radio host/podcaster/DJ based in Sydney Australia. She is a proud and published author of 4 books with this being her first publication under her own imprint MHP ( Ms Hennessey Publishing). She is a proud wife and mother of two sons.
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